Leonard can write lyrics, but he sure can't sing. Nor has he had an original idea in his life, just a floater. From the looks of this nasty little puff piece (note that his publishers, McClelland and Stewart were involved in the production), he didn't know how to live, either. The woman he loves is only mentioned in passing and no woman is allowed to speak in this nonsensical advertisement. While Irving Layton was given a credit, the other poet interviewed, Earle Birney, was to remain nameless. I come from the generation just after Cohen, where all the boys seemed to idolize him. His lack of commitment was probably just calling to them. I hadn't realized what a disappointing poseur he was back then. I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because of his age.
Whiny, little rich prince, and not one memorable line in his oeuvre. No dedication to social change, outside of the sexual arena.
You don't speak for my generation, Lennie, and not for my gender. Go back to the monastery and stay off the screen.
As for my local public broadcaster, I will let them know what I think of them wasting my time on this guy. Not a has-been, a never was...
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